By Paul Lynch

ISBN-10: 0316316288

ISBN-13: 9780316316286

ISBN-10: 031631630X

ISBN-13: 9780316316309

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A sweeping, Dickensian tale of a tender lady on a life-changing trip throughout nineteenth-century eire at the eve of the good Famine

Early one October morning, Grace's mom snatches her from sleep and brutally cuts off her hair, mentioning, "You are the powerful one now." With wintry weather shut to hand and eire already affliction, Grace isn't any longer secure at domestic. And so her mom clothes her in men's garments and casts her out. while her more youthful brother Colly follows after her, the 2 trigger on a awesome odyssey within the looming shadow in their country's darkest hour.

The damaged land they go through finds untold discomfort in addition to unforeseen good looks. to outlive, Grace needs to turn into a boy, a bandit, a penitent and, ultimately, a woman-all the whereas stricken through internal voices that come up out of what she has visible and what she has lost.

Told in daring and lyrical language by means of an writer who has already been referred to as "one of his generation's very best novelists" (Ron Rash, writer of The Risen), Grace is an epic coming-of-age novel and a poetic evocation of the Irish famine because it hasn't ever been written.

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